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Around the World in 20 Street Foods [Infographic]

Posted by James Brockbank on 23/08/2016
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In modern Britain, we are fortunate enough to have a versatile and diverse society, accepting of cultures from all across the globe.

One of the benefits of this is that our high streets and supermarkets are increasingly packed with new and exciting flavours and cuisines that we might have otherwise not experienced.

Take a trip to the centre of your local town or city and you’ll find cuisine from India, Italy, China, the Caribbean, Japan and so on.

Just take a look at this list of the UK’s best restaurant chains and you’ll see the diversity of the cuisine we regularly enjoy. With the Japanese Wagamama’s, the South African/Portuguese Nando’s and Italian Zizzi in the top 5, it’s fair to say we enjoy cuisine from all corners of the world.

However, the one problem with this is that often meals are slightly anglicised, their roots slightly trimmed to make meals more suitable for the average Brit. 

For example, did you know that both Tikka Masala and Phaal curries which are popular in Indian restaurants up and down the country are actually essentially British inventions, inspired by Indian cuisine?

So, how do you really go about experiencing authentic cuisine from around the world? You travel! One of the true pleasures of travelling around the world is experiencing the different cultures of each nation we visit and one of the centrepieces of any culture is, of course, its cuisine.

In recent years we Brits have become ever more adventurous about the places we like to travel to. This gives us the chance to try some of the authentic cuisines. Often the best way to do this is to get out in the town and city centres to try out the delicious street food on offer.

The one question which remains is, which delicious dishes should we be going out of our way to try? Thankfully, Sous Vide Tools have put together a mouth watering infographic, compiling 20 of the most delicious and interesting street foods from around the world.

For example, you have dishes like jerk chicken which we are very familiar with in Britain. However, the flavours are said to be much more intense in its native Jamaica, particularly the use of scotch bonnet peppers, making it well worth a try. 

Then you have the lesser known but no less intriguing dishes such as Indonesia’s Bakso, Egypt’s Ta’amiya or Columbia’s Arepas. All of these dishes you will be able to pick up from a street vendor and enjoy in all of its authentic and delicious glory.

These are just a few of the exciting street food’s mentioned in this great infographic. So, next time you are heading off on your holiday’s, take a look at the infographic below for some culinary inspiration to test your taste buds whilst you’re away.

The infographic has a good variety of dishes, from those you might be aware of to the totally obscure. 

Around the World in 20 Street Foods